Birth name: Ferguson
Birth date: December 13, 1943
Birth place: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 200 lbs.
Athletic position: Pitcher
Athletic teams/organizations: Philadelphia
Phillies (1965-66), Chicago Cubs (1966-73, 1982-83), Texas Rangers
(1974-75, 1978-81), Boston
Red Sox (1976-77)
• The only Canadian
honored in the National
Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, Jenkins was inducted
on July 21, 1991.
• He was also inducted into the Canadian
Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987.
• Jenkins led the league in wins twice
• Topped the N.L. in strikeouts in 1969 with 273
• Was first in the league in complete games four times
• Won the Cy Young award in 1971
• Has the ninth-highest strikeout total in history
• Earned 49 career shutouts
• Fergie Jenkins has the most strike outs than any other pitcher in Cubs
history with 2,038.
• In the off-season, Jenkins would stay in shape by playing basketball
with the Harlem Globetrotters.